"I today decided to bid farewell to the world of fashion I have so loved."
— Yves Saint Laurent, retiring,Jan. 7
"A lot of top models who were doing anti-fur campaigns are now wearing it. I have nothing against fake fur, but I think sable is better. There’s something sensual about it."
— Karl Lagerfeld, Jan. 30
"All I know is that this world has lost the best pair of legs that ever existed."
— Carmen Dell’Orefice about fellow model
Jean Patchett, in Patchett’s obituary, Feb. 1
"I’ve always believed that timing is everything, and I got out at the right time."
— Bill Blass, Feb. 6
"The forces of darkness have united."
— Erik Autor, National Retail Federation, reacting to word of a new textile coalition being formed, March 12
"When Santa Monica Place opened, Jim Rouse, of the Rouse Co.…was so proud of that shopping center.…We were walking around Santa Monica Place together when it first opened, [and] some young lady came up to us and said, ‘Are you guys honchos?’ Jim looked at her and said, ‘This is Mr. Gehry, this is the great architect who designed this center.’ And she looked at me and said, ‘Well, I have one question: Where the f***’s the bathroom?’"
— Frank Gehry, March 29
"If you consider the workers inside this company, and if we could accelerate our improvement, we could really be a successful company someday. I mean that."
— H. Lee Scott Jr., Wal-Mart, May 22
"I’m very proud that I was able to dress America in great looking apparel and accessories for so many years. I don’t know if any company or brand could say that."
— Millard "Mickey" Drexler, May 22
"At the five-year mark, I looked at our Gucci stores and I thought that we had done something potentially iconic."— Tom Ford, Sept. 5
"It’s very clear. I rarely meet people wearing my clothes in the street."— Yohji Yamamoto, June 3
"I don’t care how much your newspaper says the power suit is out — it is not out."— Joan Collins, Sept. 19
"The whole point of design is to make people feel better about themselves. Fashion is one of the professions that accomplishes that. Medicine, acting and psychiatry do also."
— Geoffrey Beene, Oct. 25
"I do think it would be great if Martha Stewart could show some humor…Get her a writer from ‘Saturday Night Live’ to do a sketch with her stomach hanging out at a Hamptons horse show. She needs something to say that could ironize her position."
— Tina Brown, Nov. 1
"After Hong Kong, we have important retail projects in Shanghai, which I view as the city of the future.…This city has enormous potential."
— Giorgio Armani, Nov. 1
"Feminism? I don’t want to judge it as a political movement, but from a fashion standpoint, it’s horrible."
— Roberto Cavalli, Nov. 4
"I rarely look at my stock. It’s not what motivates me. If I make $100,000 in a day, I don’t care; if I lose $100,000 in a day, I care about that."
— Ralph Lauren, Nov. 18
"Long before the Taliban was putting women in burkas in Kabul, we were there copying their peasant look and selling it to Bendel’s and Bloomingdale’s. I went from Kabul to cable and never looked back."
— Tom Freston, MTV, Nov. 18
"China is the world factory but it is also one of the world’s largest consumer markets. There are very few companies that I work with on the export side who have not asked me, ‘What’s happening with China and is China going to be so important that we’d better be there?’"— William K. Fung, Li & Fung, Nov. 18
"I think I just want to be alive rather than dead…either you change or you’re dead."
In his new book “Hollywood Royale,” Andy Warhol’s Protégé Matthew Rolston celebrates the Eighties revival of Hollywood glamour. Featuring more than 100 portraits taken by Rolston from 1977 to 1993, the book contains photos of icons like Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, and @drewbarrymore, pictured here in 1991. “Hollywood Royale,” out today, will be accompanied by an exhibition opening at Los Angeles’ Fahey/Klein Gallery on March 1. #wwdeye
"Nowadays when life is not so happy with everything going on in the world, I think people come to me for a little bit of whimsy and color and fun." - Designer Rebecca De Ravenel on her cult-favorite jewelry line. (📸 : @vsteves) #wwd40
“Everyone is talking about how the retail industry is struggling, but I think it’s an incredible time because brands who are doing something different and innovative are setting themselves up for the future,” said @adamgoldston, who founded the luxury athletic brand @apl with his brother @ryangoldsten. The Goldston’s are part of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables. See the rest of the list on WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
@eyeswoon blogger Athena Calderone debuted her first-ever cookbook, “Cook Beautiful,” which is heavily centered on the presentation and visual expression of food. Pictured here are her miso glazed carrots from the book. Get the recipe on WWD.com. (📷: @johnny_miller_) #wwdeye
“It’s passion that helps get anybody to a certain point and it’s what’s propelled me,” said Kith founder @ronniefieg, one of WWD’s 40 under 40: a group of industry notables who are changing the face of retail, fashion and beauty. Fieg, who opened a Manhattan flagship on October 7, began his career at age 13 as a stock boy and salesman for footwear chain David Z. “I think staying true to [my] beliefs, hard work and passion have gotten me to where [Kith] is today.” See the rest of the 40 at WWD.com. (📷: @vsteves) #wwd40
25-year-old @samweaving is about to break out this fall, starring in Netflix’s horror film “The Babysitter,” fittingly out today on Friday the 13th. That’s not the only place you’ll be seeing her, though — Weaving’s got a role Showtime’s “SMILF” and another alongside Frances McDormand and Woody Harrelson in “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.” Though she’s got a full plate at the moment, there’s one role she’s got her eye on: Marilyn Monroe. “I’m a little too young at the moment, but it’s on my bucket list,” the actress told WWD (📷: @dandoperalski) #wwdeye
BFF's Poppy Jamie and Suki Waterhouse celebrated the launch of their bag line Pop x Suki at Nordstrom last night. "The line is really about our friendship, and how we are so different but complement each other," said Waterhouse. 👯 (📷: Katie Jones) #wwdeye
After designing the new @louisvuitton and @bulgariofficial flagships and a @chanelofficial boutique opening in Japan, @petermarinoarchitect has another project on his plate: The Lobster Club. Located in the Seagram Building, it’s the famed architect’s first restaurant project in New York, serving up modern Japanese brasserie-style cuisine. Bronze hues, bespoke material detailing, blush and chartreuse tones and a heavy emphasis on Picasso can be seen throughout. Mark your calendars for Nov. 1 for the much-anticipated opening. (📷: @clint_spaulding) #wwdeye
Did you know: @carlychaikin of "Mr. Robot" has been painting for about a decade? The actress, who plays Darlene on the show, is a self-taught artist who lists Salvador Dalí and Chuck Close as some of her idols. Chaikin told WWD that painting is a form of meditation for her — A much-needed one given the intensity of "Mr. Robot." See a piece Chaikin is working on at WWD.com (📷: @jilliansollazzo) #wwdeye